- Kristin Kammueller
Community Relations Coordinator
- Kristine Hernandez
TZD Coordinator/ Public Affairs Team Leader
Minnesota Department of
Rochester District 6
2900 48th Street
Rochester, MN 55901
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Click It or Ticket – Extra belt patrols unite to recognize Teen crash survivor
Southeastern Minnesota law enforcement and Toward Zero Deaths safe roads coalitions join forces for launch of increased seat belt enforcement efforts
What: Southeastern Minnesota regional law enforcement officers, community
members and Toward Zero Deaths safe roads coalitions kick off an
enhanced enforcement and education campaign to encourage seat belt use.
When: Monday, May 14, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Northfield Hospital, 2000 North Avenue, Northfield, MN
Why: Seat belts are a motorist’s best defense on Minnesota roads plagued with speeding, distracted and impaired drivers.
In Minnesota, 2007-2011, more than 1600 motorists were killed in crashes and only 45 percent were known to be buckled up. Similarly, during this same time period in southeastern Minnesota, 206 motorists were killed in traffic crashes and only 45 percent were known to be belted.
- Dr. Jennifer Fischer, EMS Medical Director, Northfield Hospital
- Lt. Brian Buck, Minnesota State Patrol
- Chief Deputy Chuck Walerius, Northfield Police Department
- Sheriff Troy Dunn and Sgt. Mark Hlady Rice County Sheriff’s Office
- Dani Fiebelkorn, teen driver receives “saved by the belt” award for wearing her seat belt during an October 2011 single car rollover
crash on Interstate 35
The southeastern Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths initiative brings area law enforcement, public health educators, engineers and emergency medical and trauma services together to reduce the number of traffic fatalities and severe injuries to zero in southeastern Minnesota. The 11-county area encompasses: Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties.